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Celtics Glen Davis suffers patella tendon strain, MRI Thursday

Mar 3, 2011, 3:50 AM EDT

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And the Celtics have another big man go down to injury. How long and how severe we find out Thursday.

Glen “Big Baby” Davis suffered a patella tendon strain Wednesday night while taking a fourth quarter shot attempt against the Phoenix Suns. He will have an MRI Thursday to determine the severity of the injury, according to Jessica Camerato of CSN New England.

Davis had been playing trough pain in his knee for a while, risking further injury but with Shaquille O’Neal and Jermaine O’Neal still out and Kendrick Perkins in the Midwest, Davis tried to take on the extra load.

“I just felt obligated to play through the pain,” he told

Nice sentiment, but he may have made things worse. Any loss of time would leave the Celtics seriously shorthanded along the front line.

  1. henryd3rd - Mar 3, 2011 at 6:47 AM

    I wonder what must have been going through Danny Ainge’s mind when he saw Davis go down? I wonder if he has any regrets of sending Perkins packing to Oklahoma? Having to depend on the two fragile O’Neals down the stretch could turn many a Celtic fan’s stomach into knots. Please pass that man some antacid!

  2. zackd2 - Mar 3, 2011 at 7:34 AM

    Yeah but at least they have Jeff Green…

  3. thestudiokida - Mar 3, 2011 at 8:23 AM

    This could be catastrophic for the Celtics. Two weeks ago they had their usual strong big man rotation of Perkins, Glen Davis & Kevin Garnett. Now they’re looking at Nenad Krstic, Jeff Green and Troy Murphy. Forboooooooode!

  4. hnirobert3 - Mar 3, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Dude’s tough and he didn’t seem to be grimacing with pain the way Perkins was last year. I can’t imagine it’s anything too serious that will keep him out very long. Even without Big Baby, they SHOULD cruise into the 2nd round.

  5. sportsinhd - Mar 3, 2011 at 11:58 AM

    Maybe they’ll sign Robert Parish to a ten day contract or something.

  6. passerby23 - Mar 3, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    How important does that Troy Murphy signing suddenly become? There’s still enough depth to give Big Baby some rest. They need him. Shaq should be back in a week.

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